[Anchor Lead]The 2017 Asia-Pacific Cities Summit is under way in Daejeon. A variety of new potential growth engines are being highlighted at the gathering, reflecting focused efforts by countries around the world to develop new economic forces for the future.[Pkg]A plenary session was attended by roughly 1,500 government officials, scientists and businesspeople from some 120 cities in 28 countries. Daejeon Mayor Kwon Sun-taik introduced the city government's policies for the fourth industrial revolution, saying that the combination of the manufacturing industry and IT technology has become an irreversible trend.[Soundbite] Kwon Sun-taik(Daejeon Mayor) : "I will help Daejeon present directions and future visions of the fourth industrial revolution in Korea and take a lead in securing national competitiveness."Graham Quirk, mayor of the Australian city Brisbane, affirmed that cutting-edge technologies are the foundation of urban development. He drew attention with his introduction of Brisbane's attempts to bring about a significant shift in education by teaching first graders how to develop applications and implement computer coding.[Soundbite] Graham Quirk(Brisbane, Australia)Many domestic and international college students notably attended the event to keep up with the trends of the fourth industrial revolution.[Soundbite] Taiwanese StudentRepresentatives will adopt a joint declaration on Wednesday, following debates on the development of new technologies and business models.
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